Community members flocked to Willamette Park Thursday, July 4, for West Linn's annual Fourth of July Celebration.

PMG PHOTO: BRIAN MONIHAN - A large portion of the hill at Willamette Park became the official cardboard sliding zone for numerous kids and some daring adults.Event-goers rocked out to music by country-rock band Deadbeat Dixie, enjoyed good food and company and even turned the hill into a snow-less sledding park.

The highlight of the evening was the 20-minute fireworks display made possible by the work of community volunteer Alice Richmond.

PMG PHOTO: BRIAN MONIHAN - By 7:30 p.m. Willamette Park was filling up quickly in anticipation of the fireworks show that started at dusk.She, along with the help of Julie and Mark Parrish and many others, again provided the community with wonderful community event and a free fireworks display.

PMG PHOTO: BRIAN MONIHAN -  Country band Deadbeat Dixie rocked Willamette Park.Special thanks to the financial support of many local businesses, who because of Alice's polite persistence, stepped up to make this event possible.PMG PHOTO: BRIAN MONIHAN - The night capped off with a fireworks spectacular above Willamette Park.

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